Children of Bodom’s front man and guitarist, Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho,  has been confirmed by Realta Entertainment as the eighth legend to join BandFuse: Rock Legends,  the music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real guitarists,  bassists and vocalists.   Alexis who has previously been named both “best metal guitarist” and “best shredder” spoke about his involvement in the project earlier today.

The musical path I have chosen has been amazing so far,  and a new part of this journey is having the honor to be part of BandFuse: Rock Legends,” said Laiho.  “Being able to deliver my thoughts on shredding technique in game – not in avatar form but as myself – makes an unimaginable impact on my desire to take part in this game.  BandFuse: Rock Legends is a terrific way to learn how to blow minds,  melt faces and play killer music.”

Laiho joins BandFuse: Rock Legend’s stunning group of super-talented rock legends.  The seven other previously revealed musical luminaries include Slash,  Bootsy Collins,  George Lynch,  Mike Ness,  Zakk Wylde,  and Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook.

Seamlessly connecting real guitars,  bass guitar and microphones to game consoles,  BandFuse: Rock Legends empowers players to jam to a fully unlocked library of hit songs from rock to metal and punk to funk,  featuring 55 massive genre-jumping songs from Slash,  Maroon 5,  Rush,  The Strokes,  Heart,  Halestorm,  Pearl Jam and more.

BandFuse: Rock Legends will be published by Mastiff in North America and by Hamster in Japan.  It is scheduled for release on November 19th and December 19th respectively on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  A release date for Europe will be announced shortly (hopefully soon!).